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Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa (Grace of Panagia -Virgin Mary)

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stairway to heaven

Panagia Hozoviotissa, in Amorgos island, built on he rock 300 m. above sea level.. 1000 stairs for a breathtaking view, the monks are waiting for friendly conversation, raki and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Athens, Greece
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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive to the base of the monastery was a beautiful winding road with great views of the coast. The walk up the stairs was great and do able for anyone! The monk we meet was very friendly and happy to sit and talk with all of us.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Panagia Hozoviotissa, in Amorgos island, built on he rock 300 m. above sea level.. 1000 stairs for a breathtaking view, the monks are waiting for friendly conversation, raki and loukoumi, you look from the windows the big blue and travel in spiritual thoughts.. and when you go down-which is much easier- there is beach of Agia Anna waiting, where you... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

A challenging walk leads you to a magic place where the view from the balcony is only surpassed by calm of the wind and sea sounds. From the bottom you have and impressive picture of this colossal building builded in the meddle of the cliff. Women should use long skirts. Men trousers. Monks are very friendly. Open till 1 pm.... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Is one of the mos beautiful places to visit in Amorgos Island. In november happens A "panighiri" a traditional religion party, inside the monastery with music, food and many other attractions.

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Devonport, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

What a beautiful way to spend a few hours.We drove to this beauty,walked to the Monastery and was given the tour by the Priest and it was absolutely magic.Very very scenic,a must for everyone!

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Gdansk, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The view from the Monastery - fantastic .The way from parking to the Monasery a liitle tiring .-espesialy when is hot -do not forget to take water from the small shop situated on parking .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

This is a must if you are able to climb around 300 stairs! Wear comfortable shoes, cover shoulders and legs. Woman must wear a skirt...no trousers in monasteries. Some of the woman in our group just carried a skirt in their backpack to put over their shorts or pants. The climb gives you a spectacular view. It is worth stopping... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Take a taxi and they will come back and get you. The climb is worth the effort, welcoming monks and great views,

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Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

I was a little hesitant to make this trip because I have bad knees but I'm so very glad I did it. When you're told it's 300 stairs you figure no big deal but these stairs are hand built from stone and some stairs are 6 or 7 feet wide. It was really cool and the monk actually spoke to... More 

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Narvik, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

What a place ! Just imagine building this place in such a location about 1000 years ago... The place itself, the tranquility and the view is well worth the walk up there. Inside there is a guide who speaks English and a few monks who don´t :-) We managed to "talk" to them using signs and a few greek and... More 

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